JEWELS OF HALONG BAY
3 Days – 2 Nights
Welcome aboard of Heritage Line in the magnificent Halong Bay.
A medley of limestone pillars, tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. A World Heritage site since 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular scenery is a visualization of ethereal beauty.
The boat sets sail to cruise into the Bay. Find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities onboard. A delectable buffet lunch with a feast of choices is served in the restaurant. Savour your first hours in Halong Bay on the sun deck by simply let your eyes wander around the scenery.
We arrive at the area of Cua Van floating fishing village. From here we start to explore a cave, named Tien Ong, and the floating fishing village. Tien Ong is the most recently explored cave. It shows evidences of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave is just 5 meters above sea level, 50 meters deep and covers 1000 square meters. Our guide takes you on a loop though the cave and explains about the historical findings and the cave’s particularities.
The voyage continues to the fishing village. You can either hop on a small bamboo boat rowed by the local people or paddle by yourself in a kayak. The second option is a perfect way to freely move around in the calm area and gain an insight into the village life.
After returning to the boat we sail to the overnight mooring area Luom Bo. During this time Halong Bay reveals its most magnificent beauty - we call it the “blue hour”. Rewind on the sun deck with a drink of your choice and let the moment sink in. During the sailing time our Chef demonstrates as well the preparation of particular Vietnamese dishes. Feel free to join and practice by yourself.
Dinner is served in the restaurant either à la carte or buffet style. Afterwards the night is yours to kick-back and abundantly enjoy these unique moment amidst a surreal landscape. A presentation in our dining area with more interesting facts and insights on Halong Bay is also offered after dinner. We wish you a good night in Halong Bay where once upon a time Dragons played with sparkling jewels.
Wake up at dawn to the lapping of the wave and the smell of freshly brewed coffee which is available with pastries in the dining room. Join the Tai Chi morning class on the sun deck which is a truly one-time experience. By following the moves of our instructor you merge with the surrounding scenery.
By the tender boat we transfer to our day boat named “Sunset”. It is a smaller, cozy vessel via which we discover the further hidden charms of Halong Bay. Breakfast is served as Sunset sails for the Surprise Cave, in Vietnamese “Sung Sot”. Sung Sot is the biggest cave in Halong Bay at over 10,000 square meters. It is a magnificent site with the most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. The further you go inside the bigger it gets. We explore this natural sensation for about 60 minutes.
Once back on the Sunset take some time to relax. Lean back on your sunbed while Sunset is smoothly sailing to another highlight of Halong Bay – the Luon Cave (Laguna). Here you have the chance to make your closest encounter with the fairylike Halong Bay. Via sampan you approach the cave (which is actual a tunnel though a large rock) and float through this bizarre water landscape. The cliffs stretch vertically out of the turquoise water and you feel a sense of freedom canoeing around this green medley of water, lagoons, trees and islets. Back on board lunch is served in the restaurant.
Back on board lunch is served in the restaurant. Sunset continues the journey to a floating pearl farm. Halong Bay is also a place where pearls are cultivated. In a small factory we learn how pearls are harvested and processed. After the visit we leisurely sail back to the mother ship. Back “home” you have time for spa or sunbathing while we sail to the overnight night spot.
The dinner is served in the restaurant around seven o’clock. Before you retire to your cabin you might like to have some fun with squid fishing together with our crew or simply lean back on one of the loungers and listen to serenity of Halong Bay.
For early risers (~6.30 o’clock) tea, coffee and pastries are available at the restaurant area. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sundeck again to ease mind and muscles. The boat continues to sail to Titop Island. We set over by tender to this little landmass in the bay. Prepare yourself for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath high rock formations. If you prefer to be more active climb up to the hill top of Titop Island from where you have stunning views over Halong Bay (it is 400 stone steps up which takes about 20 minutes to the top, minimal fitness and proper footwear is required). There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great panoramic views.
Back on board (around 8:45 o’clock) you may like to shower and freshen up. Now it is time to enjoy the last sailing time back to the harbor. A full breakfast is served in the dining room. Relax on the sun deck or dine in the restaurant while savoring the last cruise moments of this iconic site before arriving back on shore.
Our crew bids farefells and helps with your belongings.
Heritage Line and all the crew members thank you very much for having you on board.
Why is there no general availability on the website for ships on Halong Bay?
In Halong, there is no Availability on the website because our ships depart for Halong Bay everyday and available rooms are always changed irregularly. We can not update it every hours. For more detail of Availability or any reservations inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +84 (0) 837 738 555-Ext. 604
How long does the transfer take from Hanoi to Halong Bay ?
It takes around 3 hours from Hanoi City to Halong Bay (or vice versa) by shuttle bus or private car. Please be aware of that in order to arrange your flight schedule accordingly and plan in enough time.
What time is the check-in / check-out ?
Boarding time is between 11:30am to 12:30pm. Check-out and embarkation time is 11:00am.
Where is the embarkation point?
Our guests embark or disembark at the Tuan Chau Pier.
Is there a hotline number to call in case of emergency or last minute booking?
Hotline: +84 (0)938331080
Do you have baby cot for kid?
We offer baby cot for the kid free of charge
Do you have kayaking included in itinerary?
Kayaking is only included in the two night cruise “Jewels of Halong Bay” (on the second cruise day). For the one day cruise (Dragon Passage) Kayak is extra cost.
Is it possible to put extra bed in a cabin?
Extra bed is available for all categories on Violet. Extra bed is available only for Junior Suite on Jasmine. Extra bed is not available on Ginger.
Are there transfers available?
We are offering several transfer options:
Private transfers for our one or two night cruises with pick up from hotel/airport to Halong Bay or/and vice versa.
Shuttle bus transfer from Hanoi City (pick up at hotel) to Halong Bay or/and vice versa.
Prices please contact our reservation team email@example.com
We will arrive at Halong Bay later than the normal embarkation time or need to leave earlier – what can we do?
In case you check in late or check out earlier we offer optional tender boat transfer from/to the Tuan Chau Pier. Tender boat transfer costs extra and is not included in the cruise price.
What does the tour include?
Entrance fees, taxes, service
Charge English speaking guide
On board cooking class
All meals on board
Tai Chi class
Kayaking in the Bat Cave Bay
Cycling on Cat Ba Island
Please pack your luggage and place it in the corridor before 09:30am on your last cruise day. Our crew will assist you with your luggage during disembarkation. Please settle your bill at the bar before 10:30am on this morning.
Due to weather conditions the above itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.